I am wanting to put a ceiling fan in the upstairs bedroom. It is a split level house and the ceiling goes up to the attic. The problem is that there is no crossboard there for the ceiling light. The builder just installed a low wattage recessed light. I am not too light of foot anymore so I really don't want to crawl around the attic (not much headroom up there either). I pulled the light down and tried to pull some of the blown in insulation down but couldn't feel the joists. I looked up in the attic and seen that the "A" frames are on 24"centers. I know there is a adaptor plate you can put across the joists for this particular job. I am not sure of its reliability or if there may be a trick of the trade out there. Any feedback would be helpful (sorry for the speech!)
i think your best bet is still a mounted crossboard up there..... maybe hire a skinny kid from the neighborhood or relative you can trust to do a good job? ceiling fans are heavy and vibrate, you need a good strong mount up there.